EKN NOMINATIONS DEADLINE IS EXTENDED TO JANUARY 14, 2020


December 1, 2019

Toronto - The Estonian Central Council in Canada (EKN) is extending the nomination period deadline for its upcoming national elections until January 14, 2020.

All interested individuals who wish to become a candidate for EKN 2019-2020 Elections to help advocate on behalf of our Estonian Canadian community, must submit the required form online by not later than 11:59 p.m. (or 23:59) of that date, if they have not already done so. Candidate Submission Forms can also be mailed to EKN, but must be received by EKN by no later than the deadline date.

The EKN Candidate Submission Form for 2019/2020 is available online at: candidate.estoniancouncil.ca

Candidate submission forms will also be available in Toronto at the Estonian Community Christmas / Rahva jõulupuu on December 7, 2019, between 12 - 4 p.m. at the Toronto Estonian House.

As EKN is converting toward a more digital environment more time is needed to expand electronic pre-registration by all Estonian-Canadians in preparation for e-voting on EKN’s new online voting system for the upcoming election. The extension will also accommodate the opportunity for an increased national presence by allowing for more candidates to be nominated.

The EKN Election Committee believes it is important to allow extra time over the holiday period to ensure that all who wish to become candidates can do so. This includes making paper and PDF forms available during the extended nomination period for submission by internet or mail.

All Estonian-Canadians are highly encouraged to pre-register online for e-voting for the EKN election, which electronic pre-registration can be found at: election.estoniancouncil.ca

In view of the nomination extension, the EKN election voting period has been rescheduled to run from January 21, 2020 until February 24, 2020.


Matti Prima
Chair EKN Election Committee 2019-2020



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